Like many of us, I’ve been bitten by the Pokémon GO bug lately and have been hooked on playing the mobile game. So, of course, when Michelle over at Musings of a Writer tagged me on this fun activity, I couldn’t resist. Originally created by Read at Midnight, this book tag features many Pokémon-themed categories that participants must match up books to. Fun! So let’s get started…
According to my family, I started read going when I was 3, so I certainly don’t remember what book it was that started my love of reading. But I do remember how much I adored the Babysitter Club series (which just recently celebrated 30 years!), so that definitely contributed to this lifelong love.
Harry Potter, of course. While usually when I hear “classic”, I tend to think of books from many many decades ago, but there is no doubt that Harry Potter is a modern classic (and, really, next year will be 20 years that it was first published!).
It’s hard to say because usually when I see a book everywhere, it piques my interest more.. (advertiser’s dream, right here. :P) I think I’ll have to say the Twilight series. I admit, I enjoyed it when the books first came out. The covers caught my eye and I was hooked. But then the movies came out. And then it was literally everywhere. Over it, so fast.
I’m a sucker for bad boys, and more specifically bad boys with a heart of gold. So any kind of story that’s got those kinds of characters (and oh, I know, there are a LOT of them), I dig it.
Game of Thrones, hands down. I’d love to get into this series, and the tv show.. but I can’t bring myself to do it. I’ve had so many people tell me to give it a chance and that it would be something I’d like… Eventually I probably will.. at least give the show another shot (more than the 10 minutes I’ve only seen). Maybe knowing the characters and what they look like will help me follow the lengthy books.
Partially in a creepy/scary way, and partially because it was so good and I wanted to find out what happens, I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh has definitely stuck with me since I finished it weeks ago. The scenarios and themes really got to me and I couldn’t put it down. (Review on the blog soon!)
Hmm that’s a tough one. There’s been so many books where I shipped the characters, but at the moment, it’s hard to pick one. Although the first that came to mind was Lara Jean and Josh from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. (I haven’t read the sequel yet so no spoilers please!)
The year I read I Hunt Killers (which I believe was 2 years ago), I could not stop talking about it. I still can’t stop talking about it. Not in a long time was there a series that I completely devoured in such a short timeframe, and kicked myself for waiting so long to get to it.
I’m going to agree with Michelle here and go with Harry Potter. While J.K. Rowling has now said she’s done with the series, it will never be over for myself and countless of other fans. The books, the movies and the play will always live on in our hearts. Always.
Also going to agree with Michelle on this one and say The Serpent King. The title on its own made me think it was a fantasy novel and I was so pleasantly surprised at the fact that 1) it wasn’t, at all. 2) it’s a contemporary novel set in a small town, 3) it was fantastic.
Much to some of my friends’ dismay, I have still yet to read the Raven Boys series. I’ve only read the first book so far, and have the other three – so really, no excuse. I can’t wait to get some time hopefully soon to finally dive into the world of Gansey. (Even that reference, I only know because of the first book, and my friends who adore it!)
Oh, 100% the Harry Potter set. All of them. I already own two sets. Of course, I need another one (or two, or three). I’d love the Slytherin-house set, or the one that comes in a trunk!
After recently getting a chance to meet Superwoman herself, I am even more excited for Lilly Singh’s How to Be a Bawse coming out next year.
J.K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith is an auto-buy for sure… and speaking of…
When is the next Robert Galbraith novel coming out??